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Academy Hostel

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Via Ricasoli 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Iowa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am the leader of a study-abroad course with 16 American college students and an assistant, and we always stay in Academy Hostel. We love the relaxed and funky decor, the excellent music selection, the clean, safe, and unfussy surroundings, the good rates, and most of all the staff - Rosa, Totto, and others - who are unfailingly resourceful, efficient,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was travelling solo in Florence for 5 nights in January. Decided on this hostel as had a perfect location! Room was clean and great facilities. The staff at this hostel are amazing, treating you more like friends rather than "just another traveler"! Very hospitable and working out of hours to make sure guests had a great experience. Thank you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Overall: Clean and spacious hostel. I stayed for only one night so I can merely judge on what I saw for a few hours. For a hostel the stay was rather comfortable. Location: Just perfect. Only 10 min walking distance from the station, so don't bother getting a taxi (save your money). Plenty of restaurants, shops and bars around to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The location of this hostel is one of the best I've ever experienced, being just a few minutes walk away from the Duomo. The staff are friendly and cheerful. The hostel itself is clean and functional. Not much more you could want from a hostel in Florence I reckon.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is a bit hard to find..if you didn't research before hand. It's beside the SPORTS store behind a wooden door but outside doesn't tell you it's the hostel. Just walk in, go upstairs to "first floor" (the floor above ground floor) and you will find it. Staff was nice. Bed was comfy. Got a bed in a 6... More 

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Singapore
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I managed to book a rather rare single room which was clean with adequate facilities. The location was good, a short walk to most of the major tourist sites. The train station is a bit of a walk, but not too difficult as the pavements can be negotiated quite easily. As for the included breakfast, I liked the fruit salad... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This hostel is fantastic. The staff is friendly, the location is great, and the beds are comfortable. Every night they have a pub crawl, which is a blast! The staff is more than happy to give you recommendations to great restaurants in the area and to help you get around. Florence is small to begin with, but you really can... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

What can I say? A hostel that's good in everything which is quite rare! Staffs were very friendly, hostel was very clean and I believe the whole hostel has got high maintenance. Very close to duomo too! and with that, you're close with everything pretty much in the city centre, breakfast included as well! If i were to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Its by "far" best, cleanest and coolest hostel I have ever been or even heard of... Great value for money, with free towel, wifi acess everywhere, breakfast included, very big rooms with very good A/C ... Big locker + locks for luggage/backpack ... Surprisingly clean ! Comparable with 4-5 stars hotel... I mean it ! Friendly staffs... Location is great... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Other than its great location, the dormitory was clean and partitioned which gives you a bit privacy, the attached bathroom was super clean, breakfast was ok and the staff were super friendly! I can not think of better place than this Academy hostel. I would recommend this place to anyone who wish to visit Florence.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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